In today’s post, we’re going back to basics in the kitchen with a quick tutorial on how to make hardboiled eggs. Already eggscellent at this technique? Watch the video anyway to learn what kind of eggs you should be buying and a super nifty way to peel them.
Growing up I wasn’t much of an egg fan; I preferred sweet over savory for breakfast, which is sometimes still the case). When I did eat eggs, they had to be cooked within an inch of their life — I’m talking rock solid yolks, no wobble allowed.
And yet eating eggs seemed to be a rather grown-up thing to do, so I decided to get on board and train myself to eat them too. As it turns out, hardboiled eggs were the perfect initiation as I could control the “wobble factor”.
Of course, the benefits of eating eggs extends further than feeling sophisticated when ordering brunch at a care. Such as:
- Eggs contain all of the essential amino acids and a host of nutrients such as vitamin A, many B vitamins, selenium, phosphorus and folate
- With six grams of protein per egg, they help with weight loss and muscle repair
- Plus new research (1) suggests that you can absorb nine times more nutrients when you eat whole eggs with raw vegetables.
You get these benefits no matter how you cook them, so these days I rotate between hardboiled, poached and scrambled. But I do find the former an easy option for a healthy breakfast, salad or snack.
How To Make Hardboiled Eggs
Choose the number of eggs you’d like to make and select a saucepan that’s large enough for them all (keep in mind that they keep in the fridge for 4 – 5 days)
- Place eggs in the saucepan, cover with cold water, add the lid
- Bring water to the boil and then immediately turn off heat
- Leave the eggs in the saucepan for 7 – 10 minutes (depending on your personal wobble-tolerance)
- Then remove the eggs and place them in a bowl of cold water – this stops them from cooking further
- Once cooled you can store them in a bowl in the fridge, or peel them using my spoon technique, which you can see at 2:02 in the video
Two Simple Egg Recipes To Try
Eggs & Avo On Toast
Not really a recipe so much as an idea: Toast a slice of bread. Spread some sliced avocado on top. Add a chopped egg, salt, red pepper flakes (optional) and maybe a squeeze of lime. Yum!
Mayo Free Egg Salad
Whisk together juice from 1/2 a lemon, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste). Add a little water if mixture is too thick. Add (chopped): 4 hardboiled eggs, 2 celery stalks, 1/4 green apple, 1/4 red onion, italian parsley. Mix it all together, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve over greens with a side of rye bread.
Now I’d Love To Hear From You
On a scale of 1 – 10 (1 being almost raw and 10 being rock hard) how cooked do you like your yolks? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
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